For Women's History Month, we've been looking at pioneering people from the past - but not all inspirational figures lived in castles or changed the world. Some of the most inspiring people packed up picnics and planned days out which fired the imagination. You might not find them in the history books, but they have contributed to telling the story of England.
If you were anyone in Georgian society, your garden would have been designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Moving from formal to functional with sweeping lawns and key focal features, Brown revolutionised gardening in England.
Framlingham Castle (yes, the one Ed Sheeran sings about) is currently in the middle of a £1.2 million project that aims to bring its story to life. It was at Framlingham where Mary Tudor discovered that she had become the first Queen of England.
Dreaming of a spring getaway? With charming gardens, an impressive keep and lovable donkeys, Carisbrooke Castle is at the heart of the Isle of Wight's history - the perfect place to plan a weekend break around! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Spring has sprung at many of our sites and the flowers popping up all over the place are creating glorious displays! Here's our pick of some of the best historic gardens to enjoy visiting this season: [ Bit.ly Link ]
"It's impossible to imagine a prettier spot," said Queen Victoria of Osborne House, her palatial holiday home by the sea. With stunning gardens now bursting into spectacular spring colour, we have to say we agree! [ Bit.ly Link ]
From Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks in Northumberland to Launceston Castle in Cornwall, properties in our care across the country will be flying the Commonwealth flag today, to celebrate Commonwealth Day 2017.
Daffodils are an unmistakable sign of springtime in our gardens, but did you know there are over 25,000 different types? From classic yellow flowers to the more unusual pink varieties, we've taken a look at some historic daffodils and where to spot them.
Our 2017/18 Handbook is out now — and there's something a bit different about the cover! This year, artist Hugh Ribbans tells the story of Deal using a linocut technique. Look closely and you'll see The Battle of Britain being fought, a cannon being fired from Henry VIII's coastal fortress... even an and a !
With the days getting longer and the sun making an (occasional!) appearance, many of our sites are now open at least five days a week. From walks in bluebell woods and spectacular coastal fortresses, there's plenty to enjoy this spring! Find somewhere to explore near you at [ Bit.ly Link ].
Were women in history really just princesses, queens and servants? For Women's History Month, we challenged a group of students to think again about women in history - because some stereotypes belong in the past.
Some people are ahead of their times. They accomplish ground-breaking things, fight for change, break the mould. For International Women's Day, we've taken a look at 19 women from history and their incredible stories.